Top 10 tourist attractions in Sants-Montjuïc, Barcelona


While the Gothic Quarter may be home to many of Barcelona’s landmarks, you should also make the most of visiting Sants-Montjuic.

Parc d’Atraccions du Tibidabo

The biggest amusement park in Barcelona and probably the oldest, having opened its gates over 100 years ago. Situated up the Monjuic mountain, the Parc d’Attraccions du Tibidabo has amazing views over the city, in particular when boarding the huge Ferris wheel.

Castell de Montjuïc

During the Napoleonic Wars, Castell de Monjuic played a strategic role in France entering into Spanish territory. It then went on to become infamous during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Currently belonging to the Barcelona City Council, the castle and its grounds are a popular tourist attraction.

National Art Museum of Catalonia

Within the Italian style architecture of the Palau Nacional is Barcelona’s National Art Museum of Catalonia. The building itself dates back to 1929, with it becoming a public art gallery from 1934. Collections on display range from Romanesque art through to Renaissance and Baroque pieces and on to the modern era.

The Magic Fountain

Complex water shows with an explosion of light and sound make the Magic Fountain pretty special. Attracting over 2 million tourists each year, expect the area to get busy after dark when you can see the show in full affect.

Monjuic Botanical Gardens

Set among the remaining stadiums from the 1992 Summer Olympic Games are the tranquil Monjuic Botanical Gardens. It is filled with an array of plants and flowers from around the globe that can survive in the Mediterranean climate.

Poble Espanyol

Originally built as a downsized museum to showcase the architectural history of Catalonia, Poble Espanyol is now one of the must-see tourist attractions. As well as educational buildings, there’s a popular night club and fine dining experience.

Olympic Stadium

Where some of the best athletes in the world competed for those elusive gold medals. The Olympic Stadium continues to function as a sporting arena, along with attracting some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Archaeological Museum of Barcelona

Discover the earliest pieces of Catalan history within the Archaeological Museum. The findings may be from the beginning of time, but the museum is a far more modern affair.

Fundació Joan Miró

Located in Monjuic Parc is a collection of works dedicated to the surrealist Joan Miro. There are approximately 5000 pieces to look at, plus you can stop off and grab a coffee or read a book.

The Ethnology Museum

If you’re still looking for things to do in the park, then take a look at the Ethnology Museum. It contains a huge collection of items representing cultures from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania.

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